Book Review: Missing Presumed Lost by Fred Lockwood


Missing Presumed Lost is the third book in the Jack Collier series by Fred Lockwood. It is another diving based adventure for the marine salvage team that make up the main characters in this trilogy. This time, a sailboat is lost during a sudden, violent storm off the coast of Croatia. Our heroes agree to accept the challenge to find the wreck and salvage it, but will a battered old briefcase found in the wreckage put them in danger?

Once again Fred Lockwood has written an adventure/thriller based around the world of scuba diving and marine salvage. Having read the first two books (read our reviews of Total Loss & Overdue), we now feel we know our main characters well and are invested in their success. Right from the start, their adventure begins and we have another good vs evil (this time based around big pharma) battle on our hands.

The diving, as with all three books, is well researched and you can expect plenty of detail in the processes of marine slavage and technical diving too. The story is full of twists and turns and adventure on the high seas. Jack and Sandro certainly know how to find trouble! It is a good yarn if you fancy something topical on your next diving trip.

  • Title: Missing Presumed Lost
  • Author: Fred Lockwood
  • ISBN: 9781784653095
  • Pegasus Publishers

For more information about Fred Lockwood visit his website by clicking here.

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Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit

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